How we can make crops survive without water, Farrant discusses the work she’s doing with resurrection plants and their ability to exist and thrive in a warmer and drier world. Her central idea is water and the ways that different plants require water to survive. As the world’s population grows and the effects of climate change come into sharper relief, we’ll have to feed more people using less arable land. Molecular biologist Jill Farrant studies a rare phenomenon that may help: “resurrection plants” — super-resilient plants that seemingly come back from the dead. Could they hold promise for growing food in our coming hotter, drier world?